Where to see bonfire night fireworks displays in London 2017
- Arusa Qureshi
- 19 October 2017
What time are Guy Fawkes fireworks in North, East, South and West London and the surrounding area
Celebrate Bonfire Night the right way, at one of the many events and parties planned throughout the capital. From traditional displays to fancy themed spectacles, there's bound to be something for everyone in each area of the city.
One of the most popular bonfire night events in the city, the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Display is back again with spectacular fireworks set against a soundtrack that has been curated by DJ Yoda. On Fri 3, the laser show kicks off at 8.30pm, with the fireworks at 9pm and on Sat 4, you can catch the laser show at 7.30pm and the fireworks at 8pm. There's also the March of the Phoenix Parade which includes fire breathers, magical characters and giant puppets as well as a huge bonfire, ice skating, a German Bier Festival, live music, family area and lots more.
The free Brent Fireworks Display at Wembley Park (Sat 4 Nov) has street performers, food stalls and a soundtrack that is kept secret until the night of the event. The Harrow Fireworks Display (Sat 4 Nov) meanwhile is movie-themed, with fireworks set to music from your favourite films along with a fireshow, funfair, craft market and outdoor bar. The Allianz Park Fireworks (Sun 5 Nov) start at 7pm, with the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm and food and drinks available from the food village from 6pm.
The family friendly Scout Park Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) has a toddler and autism friendly display at 5.30pm, followed by the main fireworks at 8pm. There's also a variety of food stalls, games for the wee ones, marshmallow toasting and a bonfire. On the same night, the Highgate School Fireworks Festival has two separate shows in support of a number of selected charities; one at 4pm and a late show at 7pm, while the Totteridge Firework Display takes places at Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club the evening before.
Lewisham council are once again hosting the Blackheath Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov), with a funfair from 12pm and fireworks at 8pm. The event is free but donations are accepted to ensure that it stays free in the future. Victoria Park Fireworks (Sun 5 Nov) is another free event, with the main show kicking off at 7pm. Likewise the Waltham Forest Bonfire Night is free, with food stalls and a bar accompanying the fireworks at 8pm.
Guy Fawkes Night at Wanstead Flats (Sun 5 Nov) is another free family event that has live DJs alongside the main fireworks at 6.30pm along with food to suit all tastes, from Caribbean to Thai. At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, you'll find the Guy Fawkes Festival and Fireworks (Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov), which has a range of family activities from 2pm including slime and lantern making, with the fireworks finale at 7pm.
The annual Hackney Bonfire Night (Sat 4 Nov) in Clissold Park is suitable for all ages and includes funfair rides, street performers and food and drink stalls, with the fireworks taking place at 7.30pm. This year's event is movie-themed so dressing up is highly encouraged.
The massive Battersea Park Fireworks Display (Sat 4 Nov) offers plenty of entertainment, with a display by the award-winning pyro-technicians Jubilee Fireworks at 8pm set to music inspired by this year's theme of power. Tickets always sell out for the 50,000 capacity event so be sure to book your tickets early so you don't miss out.
The Crystal Palace Park Fireworks Display (Sun 5 Nov) is another huge one, presenting a dazzling display at 8.30pm by Selstar Fireworks, winner of the 2017 British Firework Championships. There's also a quieter display especially for kids at 7pm, with food and drink available throughout the evening.
The popular Lambeth Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) are back again this year. The 'Night at the Movies' themed display starts at 8pm, featuring songs from movie soundtracks and blockbuster films, along with live bands, DJs and special guests.
Southwark Council's Fireworks Night (Sun 5 Nov), which is now in its 14th year, is free for Southwark residents to attend, with gates open at 5pm and the last entry at 6.30pm. Beckenham Fireworks in the Park (Sat 4 Nov) offers two displays; an autism and child-friendly one at 6pm and the main display with music at 7.45pm, while the Chislehurst Rotary Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) has excellent performances from local dance academies before and after the fireworks at 7pm.
The Superhero Fireworks Spectacular (Sat 4 Nov) at Kempton Park Racecourse is a good shout for the little ones, with entertainment for the whole family and fireworks set to superhero-themed music at 7pm. The Wimbledon Park Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) and Morden Park Fireworks (Sun 5 Nov) are similarly great for kids thanks to the Disney-themed displays at 6.45pm, before the main show at 8.30pm. There's also the family-orientated Dulwich Bonfire and Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) at Dulwich Sports Club which has fireworks at around 7pm.
The Kingston upon Thames Round Table and Rotary Club Fireworks (Fri 3 Nov) at Kingsmeadow Stadium has children's fairground rides, refreshments and music provided by DJs at Radio Jackie before the fireworks start at 8pm. Meanwhile, Barnes Bonfire Night (Sat 4 Nov) includes a best guy competition, mulled wine and a licensed bar, with the bonfire being lit at 7pm and fireworks at 7.45pm
Welling Round Table's Charity Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) features a 25-minute display over the lake from 8pm, with proceeds going back into the local community, while the Round Table Carshalton Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov) in Surrey also sees all profits being donated to local charities.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council have two displays to choose from; Bishops Park (Fri 3 Nov) and Ravenscourt Park (Sat 4 Nov). Both events have special children's fireworks at 7.15pm and then the main display at 8pm, with plenty of treats and funfair rides to keep everyone entertained and happy.
Head to the Bonfire Night Party at the Roof Gardens in Kensington on Sat 4 Nov, where you can watch a display from the Spanish Garden and then continue the party on the dancefloor with resident DJs who will be playing until 2am.
The Ealing Cricket Club Classical Fireworks Display (Sat 4 Nov) includes a laser show before the main fireworks at 7.45pm as well as a barbecue, mulled wine and children's entertainment. There's also Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis Fireworks (Sat 4 Nov), with live music from Jamestown after the fireworks and the Richmond Family Fireworks (Sun 5 Nov), where you can catch a display choreographed to 80s hits.